It seems that two excursions into Middle Earth is quite enough for Guillermo del Toro and his stacked schedule. A month or so after executive producer Peter Jackson and the director confirmed that the two Hobbit films will focus solely on the adventure and the White Council and not the 60 year gap to The Lord of the Rings, fans have been wondering whether a third installment could be in store for them.
The "bridge" to the original trilogy could still be coming somewhere down the New Line horizon but it won't be with Del Toro at the helm, reports the MTV Movies Blog.
“I’m doing only two movies because I felt that that was the best way to service the book,” the director said. “I’m not saying the other notion was not discussed. We discussed it a large degree. But I felt that for me, the two films were the way to go.”
Del Toro explained that the decision to split the book in half stemmed from the sprawling nature of Tolkien’s tome and, he said, the “White Council or the Dol Guldur additions.”
Watch the video interview below. For more, click here.